Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2024

Photograph by Scott Suchman .
American, French
Glide in a private elevator down to the swanky candlelit salon below Kinship (chef/owner Eric Ziebold’s à la carte Shaw eatery) and you’ll be cosseted with cocktails and snacks—such as a Gruyère-crusted biscuit with celery-root tapenade—to the strains of Billie Holiday. Then it’s on to the antique-chic dining room, where Métier’s $200 six-course set menu (with lots of extra nibbles) unfolds. Ziebold’s plates travel the globe but are rooted in French cuisine. Ethereal butter-poached halibut with coconut rice swirled with sea urchin and an elegant curry mousse is a case in point. There’s whimsy, too: Take-home favors include a bottle of housemade mulled clear cider and a bag of buttery caramel corn.
Very Expensive
American, French
1015 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001